Most people think of special pieces of jewelry as something that we get given as a gift or have bought for us by someone else, like an engagement or a wedding ring. However, there’s absolutely no reason you can’t buy yourself something beautiful and special to wear. Perhaps you have something to celebrate, like a big promotion or a new job. Perhaps the occasion to celebrate is just you. Choosing something gorgeous for yourself gives you something to be proud of every time you look at it, with no link to anyone else.
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What’s Your Style?
What do kind of jewelry do you usually like to wear? Think about the jewelry you wear most and your clothing tastes. Do you want a classic diamond or another gemstone?
What is your wardrobe usually like? Do you dress in a classic or trendy style? Do you prefer chic dresses or sneakers?
If you want something more simple, you could choose pieces like gold rope chains by itshot.com, plain stud earrings, or a classy diamond ring.
Do Your Research
If you’ve never owned expensive jewelry and usually wear costume jewelry, you should do some research on the different options for jewelry, so you understand what you’re buying. Learn about cuts and carats if you’re doing to buy diamonds, for example. If you want another gemstone, make sure you look at several so you know which you like best.
What’s Your Budget?
Be realistic about what you can afford. The jewelry you buy should make you feel proud every time you look at it, rather than make you worry about what you spent on your credit card. Save up instead of buying on credit so you have something special to work towards, and to stop your gift for yourself from being an expense you can’t afford.
If your budget is lower, there are some ways that you can bring the costs down.
Choose a gemstone instead of a diamond. If you really want a diamond, scale down on the clarity or color of the diamond, but not the cut. The cut is what affects how brilliant and reflective the stone is.
Choosing a more unusual shape of stone in the jewelry can save you money too. Choose a metal like gold, rather than platinum.
Buy during the off-season, and never near holidays like Christmas or Valentine’s Day when people are buying jewelry for their partners. Spend lots of time researching online to find the best option.
If you buy diamonds, make sure they come with a certificate of authenticity so you know exactly what you’ve spent your money on. It’s also a good idea to get expensive jewelry insured, in case it gets lost, stolen, or damaged.
When your research is finished, you can start shopping. You can buy your jewelry online, but it’s smart to try things on in person first to get an idea of what you like on yourself. Take a patient friend with you to help you pick.XO,